Benton County (Oregon) Habitat Conservation Plan

Benton County encompasses some of the highest quality remaining prairie and oak savanna remnants in Oregon. In spring of 2006, Benton County received a grant from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to develop a Habitat Conservation Plan.

This project will allow the County to:

  • Expand upon current conservation efforts by increasing restoration opportunities on County and other private lands.
  • Provide long-term protection of sensitive species and habitats.
  • Develop a more economical and ecological approach to species conservation and mitigation

The County and its citizenry are committed to creating a sustainable community for present and future residents.

Species in this plan:

  • Fender’s Blue Butterfly
  • Taylor’s Checkerspot
  • Kincaid’s Lupine
  • Willamette Daisy
  • Bradshaw’s Lomatium
  • Nelson’s Checkermallow
  • Peacock Larkspur